An invitation to come to Laumeier Sculpture Park and view some of my favorites from the collection:
LAUMEIER U ME UM Terry Allen (b. 1943 in Wichita, KS) earned his B.F.A. from Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He works in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, video and music. It is a neon welcome sign to this museum.
Twins Joseph Havel (b.1954 in Minneapolis) earned his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University. Havel is currently the director of the Glassell School in Houston. This work is a bronze castings of twin bed sheets tied together.
Sugabus gets its name as a combination of the molecular term for sugar and the mythical creature Cerberus. Robert Chambers was born in Miami in 1958. He earned his B.F.A. in 1983 from the University of Miami and his M.A. in 1990 from New York University. Chambers currently lives and works in Miami.
Linked Forms is tucked among trees along a trail. Richard Hunt (b.Chicago in 1935) earned his B.A.E. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1957. Hunt received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in 2009.
Pool Complex Mary Miss (b. 1944 New York) received her B.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1966 and her M.F.A. at Maryland Art Institute in 1968. She has collaborated closely with architects, planners, engineers, ecologists and public administrators on a diverse array of projects. This site-specific work enhances an actual pool that was once in use in the 1930s.
Crete by Charles Ginnever. He was born in 1931 in San Mateo, California. He received his B.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1957 and his M.F.A. from Cornell University in New York in 1959.
The Place between Plessy and Scott by Ken Lum features the busts of Dred Scott and Homer Plessy whose lives span more than 125 years and do not overlap. Ken Lum received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University in 1980 and his M.F.A. from the University of British Columbia in 1985.